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European Championships road race highlights - Video

Peter Sagan holds the Slovakian flag aloft following his win in the European championships

Peter Sagan holds the Slovakian flag aloft following his win in the European championships
(Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

Peter Sagan (Slovakia) added another jersey to his growing collection Sunday in Plumelec, France, when he won the EUC European Championships road race with a final burst of speed that left his rivals gasping. Sagan surged ahead in the uphill finale, following a last-ditch attack from Italy's Davide Vilella. 

Sagan easily cruised to the win ahead of Julian Alaphilippe (France) and Dani Moreno (Spain) to collect the blue-and-white winner's jersey. Multiple moves went up the road throughout the 236km race, including a dangerous move from Italy's Moreno Moser with 10km to go. But it was all for naught as the peloton approached the line together, setting up Sagan's win.